811.24591/11a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Iran (Dreyfus)

356. Your 710, July 10. You may inform Iranian Government that Department is giving earnest consideration to the Iranian counterdraft and will submit its views at earliest possible moment. You should explain, however, that delay is inevitable in obtaining the comments of the War Department and in studying the numerous points involved.

For your information, the War Department has given us its tentative views on the Iranian counterdraft, subject to revision in the light of Connolly’s expected comments, and has promised to instruct Connolly to expedite his report if it has not been received by the time we have completed our own study.